FedEx Express launches Asia-Pacific pharma cold-chain product

FedEx Express has launched a temperature-controlled cold chain shipping solution for the Asia-Pacific region to address growing demand from customers in the healthcare industry. The company is now offering the “Medpak VI°C” reusable thermal packaging solution to customers in Japan, Korea and Singapore on a one-way rental basis. The packaging comes with vacuum-insulated panels and […]
  • Jeff Lee
  • May 10, 2019

Cargolux leases Thermosafe’s PharmaPort containers

Luxembourg-based Cargolux is bolstering its cold-chain capabilities in a new deal with temperature-controlled packaging company Thermosafe for use its PharmaPort container – an active bulk shipping container with data-collection enablement – across its international network. Cargolux is a prominent international carrier of pharmaceuticals and the first airline ever to obtain its Good Distribution Practice (GPD) […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • March 21, 2019

The invisible factor contributing to the pharma digitalization delay

SINGAPORE – Technology geared toward improving the transportation of temperature-sensitive cargo is better than ever. However, there was a consensus during yesterday’s pharma-focused panel discussion, “Discussing air freight operational challenges,” that there is still a long way to go before the industry catches up with the capabilities of today’s technology. A study from Aspen Global […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • March 13, 2019

Nallian to launch pharma track-and-trace app

Next week, Belgium-based IT company Nallian is launching a new track-and-trace platform that it calls the “Global Pharma Tracker,” during IATA’s upcoming World Cargo Symposium (WCS) in Singapore, where it will present the new offering and share details of its early adopter program. “Users of the Global Pharma Tracker will leverage the benefits manifold: internally, […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • March 8, 2019

Turkish Airlines signs deal for use of DoKaSch’s Opticoolers

Combination carrier Turkish Airlines has signed a rental agreement with DoKaSch for use of its temperature-controlled “Opticooler” containers, designed for pharma-industry clients. The Opticooler uses active cooling technology, meaning that it uses a battery-powered motor to control products’ temperatures, so that the cargo can travel of longer distances without risk of spoiling. Turkish Airlines said […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • February 20, 2019

MNX Logistics purchases cold-chain company NGL’s express division

This week, Long Beach-based MNX Logistics acquired the express division of Colorado-based Network Global Logistics (NGL) – a provider of same-day air courier and logistics services, with locations on six continents. MNX called the procurement “one in a series of strategic business moves” to bolster its time- and temperature-sensitive industry focus. John Labrie, CEO of […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • December 7, 2018

CEVA pushes deeper into the pharmaceutical logistics industry

CEVA Logistics has opened a refurbished, 132,000-square-foot facility at Redditch, in the U.K., bolstering CEVAs footprint in the pharmaceutical logistics industry. The move coincided with a new five-year warehousing agreement with Nutricia – a major British provider of medical nutrition. “In order to provide logistics service to the healthcare market, you must meet strict regulations […]
  • Lewis King
  • November 16, 2017

Cold Front Approaching: China gets serious about pharma temperature control

As the truck entered the warehouse, it was unloaded by workers and the cargo was placed on the floor on open platforms. After the pallet was broken down for transport by truck to various locations, the cargo was stored in an open cage, with a few pipes running overhead to supply coolant for the open […]
  • Randy Woods
  • February 1, 2017

SATS, Bengaluru make moves for India’s lucrative pharma shipments

India’s first integrated, on-airport perishable-cargo handling center held its soft opening at the Kempegowda International Airport in Bengaluru. At Bengaluru, perishable cargo volume has had a 15 percent compound annual growth rate (CAGR) in recent years. The new addition, run by Air India SATS Airport Services (AISATS) and called CoolPort, is a play to boost […]
  • Lewis King
  • October 6, 2016

IAG Cargo to lease phase-change Va-Q-tec containers

Left to right: Alan Dorling, global head of pharmaceuticals and life sciences, IAG Cargo; Will Staddon, global product manager, IAG Cargo; and Dominic Hyde, managing director, Va-Q-tec Ltd. In its continuing quest for more valuable cool-chain business, IAG Cargo signed a global container rental agreement today with high-tech insulation provider, Va-Q-tec, for six climate-controlled containers […]
  • Lewis King
  • September 28, 2016

DHL-GF launches new perishables cool-center at Schiphol

With the recent launch of DHL Global Forwarding’s new temperature-controlled logistics center, high-value pharma, medical and life sciences commodities now have an additional option when passing through Amsterdam’s Schiphol gateway. The new 1,000-square-meter “Life Science Competence Center,” which came at a cost of €1 million, will serve as a hub for the processing, transfer and […]
  • Charles Kauffman
  • May 19, 2016

PACTL launches CEIV-certified Cool Center in Shanghai

The Shanghai Pudong International Airport Cargo Terminal Co., Ltd. (PACTL) recently began regular operations at its new, CEIV-certified “Cool Center” on-site at Pudong International Airport. With the new temperature-controlled terminal operating under the best practices of IATA’s Center of Excellence for Independent Validators (CEIV) program for pharmaceuticals, PACTL offers complete inbound and outbound cargo handling […]
  • Charles Kauffman
  • April 15, 2016

China struggles to keep up with cold chain demand

In recent months, general airfreight in China has shown lackluster growth and suffered yield pressure. However, there is at least one segment of cargo traffic that is making air cargo operators in China salivate – cold chain services – and the logistics sector is scrambling to keep up with the momentum. In 2013, investors poured […]
  • Ian Putzger
  • November 2, 2015

MD Logistics to double pharma storage capacity

Business is booming at Indiana-based 3PL firm MD Logistics, which has begun a US$2.5 million project to add a 173,000-square-foot expansion to its pharmaceutical storage facility and upgrade its existing cold storage facility to keep up with the strong demand for pharma and medical device services. The controlled-room-temperature structure will be located near the company’s […]
  • Randy Woods
  • October 19, 2015
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